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Muhammara (Roasted Red Pepper Dip)

March 13, 2014 10 comments

The first time I tried Muhammara was at Momed, a modern Mediterranean restaurant in Beverly Hills. I had no idea what it was, so the waitress kindly let us sample some before we placed our order. It. Was. Incredible. Muhammara, which is quite common in Syrian and Turkish cuisine, is a delicious roasted red pepper dip served with warm pita. This dip has incredible texture thanks to blended walnuts and breadcrumbs. […]

A Weekend of Delicious Food and Even Better Weather

March 10, 2014 2 comments
A Weekend of Delicious Food and Even Better Weather

It was a gorgeous weekend in LA. I made a concerted effort to stay inside as little as possible so I could soak up all the sun. Because of that, time in my kitchen was minimal, and Travis and I ate a few delicious meals out. Saturday night, we made reservations at Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza in Culver City. I’d heard great things about this place, so I was really excited […]

Perfect Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

March 7, 2014 9 comments
Perfect Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You may remember from a few weeks ago that I made Travis Dark Chocolate-Covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Over the last few years, I’ve made these strawberries numerous times and they are secretly SO easy. Even though Valentine’s Day is over, there is no reason you can’t make these for another occasion – that is why I wanted to share them on the blog today. I love Chocolate Covered Strawberries […]

An Empty Fridge Makes Me Freak

March 5, 2014 2 comments
An Empty Fridge Makes Me Freak

Travis and I were away this past weekend visiting my aunt and uncle in Tucson, Arizona. I always love visiting Arizona – the mountains are gorgeous, the Southwestern flavors are delicious, and I appreciate the slower pace of life there. One of my goals for 2014 was to make more weekend trips up and down the West Coast. I still feel like a newbie in California and there are so […]

Curried Yogurt Dip and Sweet Potato Chips

February 28, 2014 10 comments
Curried Yogurt Dip Recipe l www.littlechefbigappetite.com

I never crave salty things. My cravings come in the form of chocolate chip cookies, ooey-gooey brownies, and anything chocolate-peanut butter. Travis is the opposite. He craves chips. Recently he’s been buying a different type of chip each week. For the past month it’s been sweet potato chips and now he has both of us hooked! I never thought I could be so in love with a salty snack, but […]

Roasted Carrots with Spiced Greek Yogurt

February 25, 2014 11 comments
Roasted Carrots with Spiced Greek Yogurt

Oh boy, do I have a recipe for you! Ever since I had colorful carrots at a restaurant a little over a year ago, I just can’t go back to regular orange carrots. There is something about all of these colors that makes me smile. They add so much vibrancy to my dinner plate. And when I buy carrots with the tops on, I feel like they were pulled right […]

Healthy Work Snacks

February 20, 2014 5 comments
Healthy Work Snacks

I eat a lot throughout the day. In fact, I have to eat basically every three hours so that I don’t become a major cranky-pants. This is particularly important at work because I find that it is impossible to concentrate with a rumbling tummy. Without fail my body tells me it’s hungry around 11AM and 4PM every day, so I always have good munchies nearby during the workday. I also […]

My President’s Day Weekend Through Food

February 18, 2014 6 comments
My President's Day Weekend Through Food

How was everyone’s long weekend? Mine was wonderful. It started out with a relaxing Valentine’s Day at home. Travis and I decided to cook Valentine’s Day dinner at home on Friday night and instead go out to dinner on Saturday night. All of the restaurants we would have gone to on Valentine’s Day had prix fixe menus, and we typically avoid those because 1) they are overpriced and 2) we […]

Cardamom Granola with Almonds, Pistachios, and Raisins

February 11, 2014 17 comments
Cardamom Granola with Almonds, Pistachios, and Raisins

Holy Moly, I just made the best darn granola. Basically every day at work I snack on Greek Yogurt. Usually I just add some berries with a pinch of stevia and cinnamon to sweeten, but recently I’ve been craving some crunch. After scouring the web for new granola recipes, I wasn’t finding anything that suited my needs. I wanted to keep this version low-sugar, but not lose a lot of […]

Little Chef Big Bloopers

January 31, 2014 6 comments
Little Chef Big Bloopers

Last week at work I was telling my coworker, Lauren, about my incredibly disappointing dinner I made the night before. The shrimp was unpleasantly chewy and the salad turned out to be soggy and flavorless.  She was shocked and said, “Well, I am glad to know that even you have meals that don’t turn out well.” This was funny to me and I realized I needed to make one thing clear: […]